On Monday- October 23, 2006 The Acting Company held its Annual
Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. The Honorable Thomas H. Kean
received the Joan M. Warburg Humanitarian Award and Patti
LuPone received the John Houseman Award.
The Acting Company promotes theater and literacy by bringing a
touring repertory of classical productions, talented young
actors and teaching artists into communities across America,
particularly those where live performance and theater arts
education is limited or non-existent. Performing in over 50
cities to audiences of 70,000 and reaching more than 25,000
students each year with its arts education programs.
Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing
Artistic Director Margot Harley with members of the first
graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting
Company has performed over 125 productions for three million
people in 48 states and nine foreign countries. Drawing actors
from the nation's finest training programs, the Company has
given a generation of theater artists the opportunity to
master their craft. Acting Company alumni members include
Patti Lupine, Kevin Kline, Jesse L. Martin, Keith David, David
Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, David Schramm, Henry Stram,
Jeffrey Wright and Rainn Wilson.